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Master of Arts in Emerging Media and Communication


The media landscape has dramatically shifted, and new knowledge, learning abilities and collaborative digital skills are required to be successful in this new era. Media producers of all varieties will need to develop the tools and skills necessary to make and understand digital-networked media. The master of arts in emerging media and communication degree program attracts students looking to practice new media as well as understand the way it is transforming our culture.

Program Information

School: School of Arts, Technology, and Emerging Communication

Program: Emerging Media and Communication

Catalog page: MA

MA in Emerging Media and Communication Fact Sheet

Application Requirements

Degree requirements: Bachelor's degree in an appropriate field 

GPA: 3.3 (especially in upper-division undergraduate and graduate work)

Letters of recommendation: 3

Applicants must submit three letters of recommendation from individuals who can judge the candidate’s probability of success in graduate school. Use the completed Request for Recommendation form. Letters of recommendation may be sent directly to the program.

Admissions essay required: Yes

Deadlines: University deadlines apply.

Other application requirements:

Evidence of previous course work and/or expertise in the creative arts and digital technology is required.


Ellen C. Curtis
800 W. Campbell Road ATC 10
Richardson, TX 75080-3021
Office: ATC 3.609

Possible Careers

Interactive narrative and user experience design, digital/ social media communications coordinator, social media strategist, public relations, marketing, and digital journalism

Salary Information

See Bureau of Labor Statistics for detailed salary information on these careers. Another great resource is the Occupational Outlook Handbook.